So I recently moved out of my friends house due to us not getting along...actually he was sleeping with my boyfriend and I caught them...but anyway. I left. Normally, I would pay him 350$ sometimes 400$. We never had any lease we just agreed that I'd pay something. I did. I never got a receipt for any of them and again never signed a lease. I know about the whole verbal contract etc. but he's threatening to take me to court for not paying him but he's going to tell them an amount we NEVER agreed on. So...no lease, no term, no contract, no receipts.
Who will win the election this phone? We are no better at predicting the presidential race then we are predicting what will happen in a small claims court room. We're lawyers, not bookies, that said sounds like your ex-boyfriend has the makings of a case. You may have a defense, however based solely on these short snippet of post here I think you would be well served to chat with an attorney in your area about the details and see if the framework of a strong defense can be pieced together.
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"Will he win"? - dunno.
"Can he win"? - maybe
"Will you win"? - maybe.
With no documentation at all, it will come down to "One says/the other says" and the judge has to resolve the credibility of the parties and any witnesses from the totality of the evidence. I presume from your question you always paid by cash, not a check, not a debit card, not a transfer of funds to his account, etc. Another factor would be the length of time you stayed there. If 2 or 3 months, the judge will be more inclined to believe you owe money; if 2 or 3 years, the judge will wonder why the owner didn't say something much sooner.
One thing to look for in documentation - do you pay most of your bills on line or use the debit card? If so, did you withdraw a wad of cash each month to pay the rent? Perhaps showing that kind of pattern to support that you actually paid with cash might be helpful, depending on the judge hearing the case.
If you are sued, you will need a lawyer to help analyze and present your side - start looking for one now.
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